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Art Glass3377 of 20027Quezal Chain & Pulled Feather Decorated Sherbet c.1910.Mystery cased glass vase with applied double serpentine decoration
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    Posted 2 years ago

    racer4four
    (571 items)

    I have been trying to find a Ryukyu flower vase for a long time and am pretty happy to have this one.

    The vase itself is a typical Ryukyu wrythen shape, from deep red glass with yellow handles and foot. It is quite large at 42cm.

    The flowers are not attached to the vase, instead they have been made individually and wired together, then wrapped around the vase; the usual Ryukyu way.

    It is absolutely lush and gorgeous, with different colour and shape flowers, buds and leaves.

    I believe this vase is at least 20 years old and I am not sure if Ryukyu still make flower vases. Recent photos of their workshop and outlet stores show no such vases.

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Wow, this is amazing - so fanciful!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Karen,
      This one is over the top beautiful!! Now that is a true work of art.
    3. JImam JImam, 2 years ago
      very nice!!!
    4. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      A garden, unique unto itself! Supremely skilled work.....
    5. skivatinitz skivatinitz, 2 years ago
      una de las siete maravillas.... so unique
    6. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      Just Beautiful !!
    7. Deano Deano, 2 years ago
      Mama Mia! Elegantly Beautiful!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Fanciful is the perfect word for this IronLace. Thanks!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Scott, OTT it is but they get away with it. It does need a big space, alone, to look good.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Jimam!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      There is a lot of hand work in this Peggy, and as you say,a unique garden is the result. Thanks for the love and comment!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Gracias Skivatinitz!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Ken, glad you like it!
    14. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Ha Dean, I hear some surprise in that comment! Yep, nothing subtle about the beauty here. Thanks mate!
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      If you have it on a shelf, DON'T GET A Cat ! That really is a beauty.
    16. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 2 years ago
      My goodness, there's more flower than vase!
    17. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks BB2! No cat lol. Ever.
    18. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I think you are right there Fran! Thanks for the love and comment :)
    19. KarenLR71, 2 years ago
      My gosh, it is GORGEOUS!! I literally was speechless when I saw it (and that'a a rare occurrence!). I would be in heaven with something so visually stunning.
    20. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      Congrats on your latest find Karen... simply beautiful! It looks like you bought yourself your own garden of Eden lol.
    21. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen, your excitement is making me smile!
    22. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      No snake or apple however Rick! Thanks very much.
    23. Ivonne Ivonne, 2 years ago
      Oh,my.What a bunch!I wouldn't suspect it's Japanese.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Karen, this vase is absolutely stunning! Such a work in it :-)
    25. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I missed your comment Ivonne. Late thanks here.
    26. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Lots of work I agree, thanks Pascale. Glad you like it!
    27. inky inky, 2 years ago
      This is just stunning!!!!..racer4four, the prettiest thing I have seen for a long time...:-)
    28. Lise Lise, 2 years ago
      Love this :)

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